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“New Years Eve celebration”
Review of Opera Bar

Opera Bar
Ranked #160 of 6,630 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: Situated right by the waters edge, Opera Bar is often described as the best beer garden in the world. Be swept away by the panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, CBD and beautiful Harbour. Whether it’s breakfast, a lazy lunch, a pre show dinner date or simply a cocktail; Opera Bar is truly perfect for any occasion. Curated by the renowned Chef Matt Moran, our menu offers a wide range of options, appealing to all palates. Enjoy breakfast 7 days a week; watch as chefs shuck fresh oysters at our Raw Bar; indulge in locally sourced cheeses and meats sliced to order in our Meat & Cheese Room; or simply choose a meal off our All Day Menu. The kitchen is open from 8am until midnight on weekdays, and 9am until midnight on weekends, so you can satisfy your cravings at any time. Opera Bar also has live entertainment daily. See our line up here. Inspired by fresh seasonal produce, Opera Bar’s cocktail list is updated quarterly to ensure that your taste buds are constantly tantalized. Why not try our signature cocktail Sydney Sling: west winds sabre gin, pomegranate, fresh lime, mint, bitters, soda. Our wine list boasts grapes from all over the world, and if beer is your preference, you can’t go past our very own Opera Bar Organic Pale Ale.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are 2 couples from the UK and whilst visiting Sydney were looking for a place to celebrate New Years Eve. We were recommended the opera bar by a friend who had lived in Sydney.
We waited for the tickets to become available (in October)and booked straight away

The bar opens at 6.30 in the evening. I recommend queuing as if you get in early enough there are cabanas which are first come first served. If you are lucky enough to secure one, they are a great place to base yourself for the evening


The tickets include free canapés all night these are served regularly are plentiful and very lovely. There is live music, acrobats and entertainment all night. The bars are not too busy as the ticket sales are strictly controlled. ( in my opinion the uk would have sold 30% more tickets and crammed us all in). There was champagne available all night with a magnum of verve cliquot costing about £150 which is extremely reasonable. All the drinks were reasonably priced

The staff were all very professional polite and courteous

The atmosphere within the bar is one of relaxed happiness

There are fireworks at 9pm for the children and the main event at midnight. The view of the opera house and the harbour bridge is uninterrupted and an amazing spectacle to see

In short this is a fantastic way to bring in the New Year in a brilliant venue.

I can highly recommend

Thank Scott W
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Solotel M, Manager at Opera Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Scott,

Thank you for your wonderful review of NYE at Opera Bar.
This is one of our favourite nights of the year and we're so glad you enjoyed it too.

We hope to see you again for NYE 2018!

Kind regards,

Opera Bar

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is just ok but the outdoor setting is simply fabulous.
Servers are curt and not too friendly.
June evenings are chilly so bundle up.

Thank agrManila
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and i visited Opera Bar during VIVID 2018. It was a wet night with continued rain. The services was excellent! From time of order to receive food was less than 10 minutes and the place was BUSY!! Great atmosphere! Food and Drinks were great. Well be back!

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Thank TheOldForrest
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic views, great in the afternoon sun for drinks, nibbles and to just take in the scenery and never ending sea of multi culturalsim from all walks of life from all corners of the world

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Thank John M
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Solotel M, Manager at Opera Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi John,

Thanks for your great review- we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Opera Bar.
We hope you to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had wine and wedges whilst looking out at the majestic harbour bridge. A light afternoon snack was very enjoyable and the views were stunning! A bit annoying how people kept walking by and blocking my view but thankfully the bridge was large enough to mostly tower above them. We had a hair in our sweet chilli sauce but the staff were quick to sort this out and very apologetic. They were concerned about the seagulls and rightly so, they were very confident and dived at the food on your table. I found this amusing. It’s very busy but a very enjoyable experience

Thank elkemichelle
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Solotel M, Manager at Opera Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi elkemichelle,

Thank you for your review- we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Opera Bar.
Those seagulls are one of our biggest challenges! We assure you that we are continuing to look at new ways to help address the issue and minimise any impact on the customer experience.

We hope to see you again soon.

Opera Bar

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